Exceptions in Java SAX Implementation

Don Park donpark at quake.net
Thu Jan 8 04:32:40 GMT 1998


>Does it make sense, then, simply to allow every method in the SAX/Java
>interfaces to throw java.lang.Exception?
>  package org.xml.sax.DocumentHandler {
>    public void startDocument () throws java.lang.Exception;
>    public void endDocument () throws java.lang.Exception;
>    /* etc. */
>  }

Allowing every method in SAX interfaces to throw java.lang.Exception
basically disables Java compile-time exception checking.  I do not think
this is a good idea.

How about defining ApplicationException class which is basicaly an exception

public void startDocument () throws ApplicationException {
    try {
        // some IO
    catch (Exception ex) {
        throw new ApplicationException(ex);

Don Park

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